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World in no better place to fight pandemics than before COVID - WHO

The panel called for a high-level meeting at the UN General Assembly and independent health threats council led by heads of state to galvanize action.  


WHO says it has documented 200 attacks on health facilities in Ukraine

Russia has denied previous accusations by Ukraine and Western nations of possible war crimes and has also denied targeting civilians in the war.


WHO says at least one child has died amid acute hepatitis increase

Health authorities are investigating the origin of 169 reported cases of inflammation of the liver in children in 12 countries.

UN chemical weapons experts inspect alleged chemical samples from an attack in Syria, 2013

WHO says making contingency plans for possible 'chemical assaults' in Ukraine

"Given the uncertainties of the current situation, there are no assurances that the war will not get worse," WHO's European head Hans Kluge said.


WHO delays review of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine on Ukraine conflict

The Sputnik V shot, widely used in Russia and approved in more than 60 countries, is also being reviewed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).


Demand for polio vaccines jumps after Jerusalem child contracts virus

Following the first case of child polio in 30 years, the number of children vaccinated against polio in Jerusalem increases almost fourfold.

For the first time: COVAX vaccine supply outstrips demand

In January, COVAX, the global vaccine program run by Gavi and the World Health Organization (WHO), had 436 million vaccines to allocate, but low-income nations only asked for 100 million.


Omicron BA.2 variant to become dominant worldwide - WHO regional director

Dr. Dorit Nitzan explains the difference between Omicron and the new sub-variant, and why there may be bigger issues at hand.

Syringes are seen in front of displayed Biontech and Pfizer logos in this illustration

COVID-19: 1 year since WHO gave Pfizer vaccine emergency use approval

The Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 was the first to see proper usage in the pandemic and remains a reliable vaccine of choice in many parts of the world, including Israel.


Bird flu outbreak leads to Veterinary Service state of emergency

Two separate outbreaks of bird flu in a town in northern Israel led the Agriculture Ministry to announce a state of emergency on Saturday night.

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